Hey guys! I am so excited to share with you this crochet bow pattern I whipped up today! They are so quick and paired up with some fun colors, they will be such a hit at markets, birthday parties or gifts to our little’s in our family just because!
I feel like as a mom of a little girl I am always looking for ways to get her to wear bows in her hair! Now that my daughter has become more interested and willingly asks to have a bow in her hair, of course, this mamma had to make one in every color! 😀
I have a few things to say before we begin the bow. Some are to answer some possible questions you may have as you start your crochet bow hair clip journey!
You can find amazing printable templates from Anna from @TheKnottyboss HERE.
- The ribbons I used can be found in Hobby Lobby it was challenging to find them online but they do have a good stock in store. Any glitter or satin ribbon will work. I recommend getting them in a 3/8 inch width.
- The yarn varies in weight and just keep in mind that it may be smaller or bigger. They do work up rather quickly so making a few batches with different yarn you want to try it with before gifting or selling will be your best first step. I enjoyed making the larger ones that are perfect to have wear alone that are made with worsted yarn like Lion Brand in Vanna’s Choice line. The smaller ones made are with DK or lightweight 3 yarn. They can be made in two’s to have them worn with pigtails or have a spare if lost, lol.
- There are different varieties of DIY hair clips you can find at a beauty supply store like Sally’s beauty supply or my fave Amazon.
- The ones I use are the double prong alligator hair clips Size: 0.8 x 4.5 cm / 0.3 x 1.8 inch
- there are also Single Prong Alligator hair clips
- and ones with teeth Silver Alligator Hair Clip Grips
They all serve the same purpose it is your decision, whichever you choose all work the same and you can’t go wrong. 🙂
- These headbands I purchased from Amazon are the only ones I have ever used and I am very happy with my purchase so I highly recommend them! Nylon Headband HERE.
If you decide you would like to try these bows with some hair ties you totally can do this too! I recommend that before wrapping the center of the bow you place the hair tie against the back fist so you wrap the hair tie and the bow together, then weave in the ends as per usual. 🙂
Now let’s go ahead and jump into the tutorial, shall we 😉
The patterns below will show different chains and rows for the specific brand of yarn but you are welcome to make them as you see fit to your own liking.
The big bows are what I use for my flat alligator clips and the small bows I use for the nylon headbands. These are all suggestions and what has worked well for me as far as size consistency goes.
IMPORTANT: You will join to the first chain you made to form a circle and start your rows. Slip stitch and chain 1 at the end of each row. Always leave a tail long enough to wrap several times in the middle of your bow.
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Big bow – Ch. 28 and 7 rows with E hook.
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Small bow – Ch. 20 and 5 rows with E hook.
(ILTY) I love this yarn from Hobby Lobby.
- ILTY Big bow – Ch. 28 for 8 rows with E hook.
- ILTY Small bow – Ch. 24 for 6 rows with E hook.
- Bulky Velvet yarn Big bow – Ch. 20 for 4 rows with H hook.
- Bulky weight Velvet yarn Small bow – Ch. 16 for 3 rows with H hook.
- Caron Simply Soft – 3″ bow for clip or headband – Ch. 30 for 10 rows with E hook. (White down below, can be used for a bigger bow for a headband or 2.25 alligator clip?
- LB Jeans – Ch. 28 for 8 rows with E hook. (Pink down below, can be used for a bigger bow for a headband or 2.25 alligator clip)
I still have this previous bow pattern, it is smaller than the ones mentioned above.
G /6 4.00 mm Crochet hook
yarn – recommend a worsted weight for slightly bigger bows and light 3 yarn (or DK) for smaller bows.
Alligator Hair Clips – as mentioned above I used double prong ( Size: 0.8 x 4.5 cm / 0.3 x 1.8 inch ) but the single and the one with grips works as well.
SC – single crochet
CH – chain
FO – fasten off
Chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
Bow pattern instructions:
Make a slip knot and CH 20
Join to the first chain without twisting the chain to create a loop, insert hook and slip stitch, CH 1
Row 1 – SC into the same stitch as the chain and in every chain to the end. Sl st to the first SC. (20)
Row 2 – CH 1. SC in the same st as the chain 1 and in every stitch to the end. Join to the first SC. (20)
Row 3 – 6 – Repeat row 2. FO and leave a long tail to wrap the center of the bow 15 – 20 times.
Wrap the yarn evenly in the center of the bow and insert the alligator clip through the back under the wrapped yarn. If you would like a more secure permanent solution you can pour a little amount hot glue before wrapping the center, place the opened alligator clip and wrap. **Note that I have not yet tried this method but this is what I would do if I were to try it.
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